At Asian-Pacific summit in Vladivostok, Russia turns its attention to Asia to spur its trade prospects. China's Hu promises $157 billion domestic stimulus.
Hu Jintao held a meeting Friday with Jang song-thaek, an uncle of the new North Korean leader, in Beijing.
Yesterday, a Tibetan mother died after her self-immolation in protest of the Dalai Lama's exile and the lack of freedom in Tibet. The number of self-immolators has risen to 45 in the past 1-1/2 years.
The wife of ousted Politburo member Bo Xilai, Gu Kailai, will be tried for the murder of a British business man. The trial is likely to start in early August. In the meantime, no details of the crime or the motive have been released to the public.
Russia already has indicated it would veto the proposed text, and fellow permanent Security Council memberChina has vetoed two past actions with Russia.
The U.S. and its allies insist that Syria must face consequences for failing to comply with Kofi Annan's six-point peace plan. But Russia opposes the use of sanctions or force.
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators gathered to protest 15 years of Chinese rule as Hong Kong's third chief executive was being sworn in.
Following a successful manned docking with a prototype space station, China's historic two-week orbital mission ended with a bumpy landing and three grinning astronauts.
China and the Philippines both pulled their fishing boats from a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, giving time for both governments to reevaluate the standoff.
Today's meeting between Iran and the IAEA to set up a framework to investigate a controversial Iranian military site is also seen as a warmup for Moscow talks later this month.